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Veterans Day programs at Edison

Edison Local Schools will be honoring those who bravely served our country during Veteran’s Day programs on Friday.

Edison High School will host its 29th annual event at 10 a.m. and featuring students, faculty and local veterans. Classes will assemble in the gym to view the Boy Scout Troop Nos. 3, 20 and 41 leading the Color Guard, a performance of the National Anthem by the high school band and choir, and guest speakers from the Richmond American Legion Post 740 Honored Seven and U.S. Army SSgt. James Gorrell, a 2005 EHS alumnus.

The program continues with more patriotic music and readings and concludes with a performance of “Taps” and remarks from Principal Matthew Morrison.

Meanwhile, John Gregg Elementary in Bergholz will conduct its event that day with students inviting local veterans to take part in breakfast around 8:20 a.m. which will be prepared by the school cooks and served by staff members. The meal will be followed by an assembly and features sixth-graders, some of which are members of Boy Scouts Troop 20, performing readings and music, a guest speaker and an “Our Veterans” slideshow.

Stanton Elementary in Hammondsville will conclude the day with its own event at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. It is open to the public, especially veterans, and will include a coloring contest for grades 1-3, fourth-graders presenting handmade thank you cards to vets, an essay contest for fifth- and sixth-graders on the importance of Veteran’s Day and a performance of the National Anthem by fourth-to-sixth-grade students. Other highlights include poetry, patriotic songs and a special digital tribute.

Additionally, the Edison High School FFA organization will hold a special Veteran’s Day pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill cafeteria, which is located at 129 School St., in Steubenville. It is by donation only and proceeds will go to the Farmer Veteran Coalition while gift drawings will also be held. A special wall of honor with pictures of local veterans will also be on display.